Getting old, or older, is not for sissies, the saying goes… but it’s easier if you can laugh at it and if you know you’re not going crazy all alone. The second half of that is the unspoken maxim beneath Pigs Do Fly Productions as it enters its third season with its newest entry, Curly Tales.
The Fort Lauderdale troupe selects short playlets about the second-act lives of people over 50 years old and produces them with a cast of 50-plus-ers and primarily for an audience eligible for their AARP card.
Initially, the plays were unabashedly comic, although the level of performance and writing was variable, to be polite. Over time, the selection of raw material has improved in part because the choices while still droll, often say something meaningful about the maturing process.
So it is with Curly Tales, another step forward and upward in the company’s evolution, although it still is seriously hampered by performances of a repertory troupe that range from competent to strictly amateur hour, despite two imaginative directors Elena Maria Garcia and Gail S. Garrisan.[/vc_column_text]